Table 3 Characteristics of corticosteroid-treated and untreated patients
Corticosteroid treated (n  =  117; 52%)Untreated (n  =  108; 48%)
GAHS <9 (n  =  44)GAHS ⩾9 (n  =  73)GAHS <9 (n  =  37)GAHS ⩾9 (n  =  71)
Age46 (12)46 (9)44 (10)46 (10)
Serum bilirubin (μmol/l)308 (171)475 (161)262 (141)452 (181)
Serum creatinine (μmol/l)149 (283)194 (186)87 (41)156 (100)
Blood urea (mmol/l)4.5 (6)10.9 (9.4)3.8 (3.6)10.8 (8.3)
Prothrombin time ratio1.5 (0.2)2.0 (0.5)1.7 (0.4)2.0 (0.6)
White cell count (109/l)10.1 (4.1)17.5 (8.2)11.2 (5.2)17.4 (9.5)
GAHS8 (6–8)10 (9–12)8 (6–8)10 (9–12)
mDF50.1 (15)87.4 (36.3)54.9 (19.2)85.7 (36.3)
  • GAHS, Glasgow alcoholic hepatitis score; mDF, modified Maddrey’s discriminant factor. Mean (standard deviation); (median and range for GAHS value). There were no significant differences between corticosteroid-treated and untreated patients of each GAHS grouping.